I probably can't say enough good things about our stay at the Emerson, but I qualify first that our stay was centered around traveling with a 14 month old border collie. We chose this spot because of its "dog friendliness" and in that regard it did not disappoint. Check in went smoothly. We were placed in one of the two outward building, "Grey Wolf" and "Red Fox" but the main hotel looked lovely with a spacious lobby and lots of pamphlets on area attractions. Woodstock is a great summer spot with lots of things to do. Our room had a first floor with a couch, TV, small eating table and little kitchen (Fridge & coffeemaker & sink.) Upstairs I was delighted to find a king size bed, balcony and a great size bath with a standing shower and a whirlpool tube. The sheets were great as were the pillows. The balcony faced the Esopus River and woods and had wooden walls on both sides so while you could hear people on the next balcony, you could not see them. Only complaint was from the tub faucet had to be run for a few minutes since the water started out brown. The grounds of the hotel are lovely, and of course, our favorite part was the enclosed dog park which had a space for small dogs separate from the larger area. There was even a bowl with a water hose. The pool area also was nice and quiet. We were happy to see that there weren't many (if any) children running around. There were, however, numerous other guests with dogs. EVeryone was always on a leash so that was fine. We had dinner on the patio in the back of the Catamount Restaurant (see separate review). It was a little chilly the night we were there, but the benefit of having a great meal with our dog under the table was a huge. It's an environment where sweatshirts and jeans are equally as welcome as nicer attire. All in all, we couldn't have been happier at the Emerson. Its close to lots of activities and shopping. Best of all, we found a swimming hole up on Rt. 30 where our dog could enjoy a cool dip while we picnicked on the rocks. We are sure to return for the Fall foliage.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Emerson Resort & Spa is comprised of two hotels, three eateries, an Award Winning Spa and an amazing retail component. We are located in the forever Wild Catskill Forest and provide a great escape for all of our guests, especially city dwellers. The Emerson Spa features a menu of Holistic Wellness, both Western Treatment options and Ayurvedic Rituals drawing from Ancient Indian Healing Wisdom. Our Award Winning Spa includes 10 treatment rooms, 1500 square foot Fitness Center, Relaxation Room, Yoga Studio with Instructor led classes, outdoor Jacuzzi, outdoor Pool, well-appointed locker Rooms with Steam, Sauna and Showers. Breakfast is served daily streamside in our beautiful Phoenix Restaurant which is also a stunning event space. The Catamount Restaurant, considered a local landmark offers streamside family dining in a casual setting. Looking for something quick & easy? Our Country Store Cafe offers breakfast and lunch, as well as delicious treats for those with a sweet tooth. Shop at the Emerson and enjoy Catskill Shopping at its best. Our Country Store is a collection of intriguing shops such as The Emerson Outfitter, Ski Shop, Melina's Boutique, Men's Shop, Up Country, Grandma's Boutique, General Store, Velsani Antiques and our Famous Kaleidostore which houses the World's Largest Kaleidoscope. So if you're looking for Ice-skating, Cross Country Skiing, Snow Shoeing, Trout Fishing or Biking the Emerson Resort & Spa is your Mountain Retreat! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Emerson Resort And Spa
- Emerson Hotel Mount Tremper
- Emerson Resort Mount Tremper